Dragonfly Express

The Dragonfly Express! (This photo was taken in full sunlight.)
This project actually had two sources of inspiration. The first was the ReneaBouquets June 2019 Mood Board Challenge, the second inspiration was the Creative Embellishments June 2019 Challenge. (Both sources of inspiration are below) I actually saw the Creative Embellishment challenge first, and I have a thing for hot air balloons. A looking at them from the ground thing, not an actually getting into one thing.
Anyhow, I also really wanted to use this dragonfly I had been working on, and a hot air balloon doesn’t need any help flying, so it (slowly) transformed into a flying ship! Besides the flying in the Creative Embellishment inspiration, I also love the whimsy of the image, and the Ferris wheels made me think of actual wheels!
Creative Embellishments Inspiration
ReneaBouquets Mood Board

Process Video:

The following photos were taken in a more shaded area, because my front porch had a convenient hook I could use to get some greenery in the background and not have to hold the project in one hand while shooting with the other! LOL!!

ReneaBouquets Glass Microbeads for the dragonfly’s eyes and ReneaBouquets Beautiful Beads on top of the masts.
ReneaBouquets Tiny Anchor and Creative Embellishments Pipes and Gears pieces.

And here are some photo of the dragonfly while it was still grounded! [Note: I found the dragonfly in my yard, buried in the dirt by a tree, apparently left by the previous owners. It was shortly after finding it that I came across a Finnabair DT members (I think) post in Instagram who used Finnabair’s Leaves to build butterfly wings (I think it was a butterfly) and a solution to my broken wing dragonfly was born!]


  • Ship
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Beautiful Board 
    • Tiny Nautical Anchor Laser Cut Chipboard
  • Beautiful Beads
    • Magic Stones
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Steampunk Pipe Corner
    • Gear Cluster Set
    • Gear Cluster Set 2
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Distress Spray Stain
    • Rusty Hinge
  • Dylusions
    • Ink Spray
    • Melted Chocolate
  • Heidi Swapp
    • Color Shine
    • Tinsel
      • idea-ology
        • Tim Holtz
        • Metallic Kraft – Stock
        • Hitch Fastners
      • Prima
        • Finnabair
        • Rust Effect Paste
        • Brown Rust
        • Red Rust
        • Gold Rust
      • Metallique Paint
        • Rustic Brown
      • Metallique Wax
        • Brushed Iron
        • Bronze Age
        • Vintage Gold
      • Opal Magic Wax
        • Turquoise Satin
      • Sizzix
        • Big Shot Pro
        • Tim Holtz
        • Embossing Folders
        • Waves
        • 3D Foundry Metal
        • Riveted Metal
        • Diamond Plate
      • Silhouette 
        • Cameo 3
        • Premium Blade
      • Nicapa Cutting Mat
      • Best
        • Double Sided Tape
      • Spellbinders
        • Tool ‘n One
      • We R Memory Keepers
        • Crop A Dile
      • JudiKins
        • Diamond Glaze
      • Art Glitter Glue
      • Liquitex
        • Clear Gesso
        • Black Gesso
        • Matte Super Heavy Gel
      • Apple Barrel
        • Black Matte Paint
      • Unknown/Unbranded
        • Fishing line (used for hanging)
        • Kraft Cardstock
        • Chain
        • Eyelets

        • Dragonfly
        • ReneaBouquets
        • Glass Microbeads
        • Black
      • Prima
        • Finnabair
        • Mechanicals
        • Woodland Leaves
      • Mould
        • Mechanica
      • Opal Magic Paint
        • Rose-Gold
      • Metallique Paint
        • Royal Blue
        • Romance Pink
      • Opal Magic Wax
        • Vintage Silk
      • Metallique Wax
        • Bronze Age
      • Wax Cire Cera
        • Indian Pink
        • Blue Lagoon
      • Rust Effect Paste
        • Brown Rust
        • Red Rust
        • Gold Rust
      • idea-ology
        • Tim Holtz
        • Swivel Clasp
      • Ranger
        • Glossy Accents
      • JudiKins
        • Diamond Glaze
      • Creative Paperclay
      • Amazing Cast Resin
      • Liquitex
        • Black Gesso
      • Unknown/Unbranded
        • Gears

        4 thoughts on “Dragonfly Express

        1. Oh my goodness. Where to even start with your creativity and artwork. The Steampunk chippies are spectacular here. Beyond amazing. Thank you for join the challenge at Creative Embellishments.


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